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Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« on: Sep 23, 2014 at 02:46 PM »
Hi Cyberfriends, We're are doing audio post production for this and all I can say that this is a good one :) Kahit  nung panahon pala  matindi na talaga ang pamumultika, medyo hearthbreaking lang sa dulo :(...kung anu  yun e...panoorin niyo na lang

TEASER here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBAS7l8WHtg
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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #1 on: Sep 23, 2014 at 02:55 PM »
Looks good.  I wish the masa would watch more of this stuff rather than the crap that wins at the box office during MMFF season.

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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #3 on: Jul 16, 2015 at 01:23 AM »
Mas na-excite ako nung nakita ko yung trailer nito kesa dun sa film na pinanood ko.

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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #4 on: Jul 16, 2015 at 03:34 AM »
Nice one! I hope this film is more on the side of historical movies like Sakay and some of Raymond Red's work instead of the MMFF ones.
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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #5 on: Jul 17, 2015 at 02:41 PM »
Looks like one of those films na dapat required viewing for all students (all citizens even). :)

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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #6 on: Aug 11, 2015 at 08:36 PM »
When is this showing? I'd love to check it out. The last filipino film i watched was "Ang Nawawala". and it was an excellent one.

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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #7 on: Aug 12, 2015 at 02:03 PM »
When is this showing? I'd love to check it out.

As per the FB page, showing starts September 9.

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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #8 on: Aug 12, 2015 at 02:26 PM »
Making a note so i won't miss it.

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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #9 on: Aug 12, 2015 at 02:55 PM »
As per the FB page, showing starts September 9.
Is it for wide release?

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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #10 on: Aug 12, 2015 at 03:06 PM »
Is it for wide release?

Not really sure, but I do think so, as their FB page states "In Theaters Nationwide on September 9".

Check out the FB page as posted above by edboy7.

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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #11 on: Aug 12, 2015 at 03:07 PM »
Not really sure, but I do think so, as their FB page states "In Theaters Nationwide on September 9".

Check out the FB page as posted above by edboy7.
Thanks! Will definitely check this one out. Paborito kong Katipunero pa naman hetong si Taga-Ilog.

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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #12 on: Sep 12, 2015 at 11:06 PM »
HENERAL LUNA ***1/2
Cast: John Arcilla, Mon Confiado, Joem Bascon, Archie Alemania, Lorenz Martinez, Aaron Villaflor, Paulo Avelino, Mylene Dizon, Bing Pimentel, Epy Quizon, Nonie Buencamino, Leo Martinez, Alvin Anson, Ronnie Lazaro, Ketchup Eusebio, Art Acuna.
Dir: Jerrold Tarog.

Whenever Philippine cinema makes a historical biopic, they're usually little more than live-action dioramas where the heroes are treated with reverence and slavish to history books which makes for an "eat your vegetables" type of cinema. Not this one though (at least for the most part). This film is about General Antonio Luna, considered one of the greatest generals in Philippine history who is one of the key figures in our revolt against Spain and one of the resisting forces in the colonization of the Philippines by the United States during the Philippine-American war. The film actually makes history come alive by actually striving to make an entertaining film first and foremost, painting a human picture of General Luna as a brilliant, patriotic general but a rather huge a-hole. The film has elements of a political thriller and a war movie with sprinklings of humor for good measure. It drops the ball in the end, being a bit too on-the-nose, at least in my opinion but overall, an admirable piece of work.
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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #13 on: Sep 15, 2015 at 01:05 PM »
Subdued colors ba?
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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #14 on: Sep 15, 2015 at 01:56 PM »
Getting great reviews so far, but this film is starting to disappear from cinemas. Hope I can still catch this.

When are new movies shown nowadays - Wednesday ba or Thursday? If a new set of films gets shown, baka this will not survive.
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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #15 on: Sep 15, 2015 at 02:08 PM »
^ New films are usually shown on Wednesdays. I am also still trying to find time to catch this. Hope it gets another week of screenings....

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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #16 on: Sep 15, 2015 at 03:04 PM »
I do not normally watch local movies because I find most of them focusing on love teams or gay humor. Very much wanting in the story department. My wife asked to watch "Heneral Luna" with her and I am glad she did. It was well made, well acted, even the special effects were good. After watching the movie, you will understand why our country is so divided. What is true then, is still true today. More pinoys should watch this movie.

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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #17 on: Sep 15, 2015 at 10:07 PM »
good movie. sad, walang nanunuod sa cinemas. knte lng tao.. and to think takot akong walang maupuan dahil irerequire panuorin ng mga estidyante sa school..

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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #18 on: Sep 15, 2015 at 11:24 PM »
I wasn't blown away. Perhaps because my expectations were unrealistic. I did love the fact that the film's events are historically accurate, including the anecdote where Luna mentions he almost dueled Rizal. The individual scenes are, of course, spiced up by the filmmaker, but there's no denying the meticulous research done.

I wasn't blown away because, for starters, I thought the battle scenes were a bit awkward. Also, any scene involving an american in it wasn't really acted well. Finally, some scenes felt they deserve to be on stage, like in a play, as opposed to being on the silver screen.


John Arcilla deserves all the best actor awards at the end of the year, unless politics/studio patronage rears it's ugly head.

By the way, please do stay for a mid-credits scene. Hope the producers make enough money for a second and third historical film.

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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #19 on: Sep 15, 2015 at 11:28 PM »
good movie. sad, walang nanunuod sa cinemas. knte lng tao.. and to think takot akong walang maupuan dahil irerequire panuorin ng mga estidyante sa school..

The masa kasi prefers movies about mistresses, or comedies involving shrieking women posing as comedians. :(


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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #20 on: Sep 15, 2015 at 11:51 PM »

I wasn't blown away because, for starters, I thought the battle scenes were a bit awkward. Also, any scene involving an american in it wasn't really acted well. Finally, some scenes felt they deserve to be on stage, like in a play, as opposed to being on the silver screen.



Every time the script calls for an American in a Filipino film, I don't know why casting directors couldn't pony up the cash to import an actual professional actor from the States. Is it really too expensive?

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« Reply #21 on: Sep 16, 2015 at 10:39 AM »
Every time the script calls for an American in a Filipino film, I don't know why casting directors couldn't pony up the cash to import an actual professional actor from the States. Is it really too expensive?
Could be. I can imagine the plane fare and accommodations alone could potentially eat up a good chunk of the budget.

At the very least, though, they could have maybe sourced some Caucasian actors from HK or Australia, which may have been cheaper.

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« Reply #22 on: Sep 16, 2015 at 10:47 AM »
That's what ruined Ang Turkey Man Ay Pabo Din for me. The American they got was an expat who did YouTube videos. He wasn't a professional actor at all and it shows.

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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #23 on: Sep 17, 2015 at 02:28 AM »
Here's a little piece of good news...


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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #24 on: Sep 17, 2015 at 09:43 AM »
Caught a screening last night at SM Marikina. It was good to see that the theater was more than half full. The movie itself was well done, with excellent technical & production values. The social message of the film is quite true: up to now, we are still our own worst enemy.

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« Reply #25 on: Sep 17, 2015 at 12:29 PM »
IN THE history volume named A QUESTION OF HEROES, author Nick Joaquin contends that despite Luna's personal failings, mainly his cruelty and arrogance, his principles was truly nationalistic. Transcending his ugly aspect, his views has now been judged, according to Joaquin, as the righteous ideals, adhering to putting above else the newly birthed independent land's welfare. This is in stark contrast with Aguinaldo and men like Pedro Paterno, who figuratively sold our independence and the "fight" for it for thirty pieces of silver just to save their hide, or to retain collaborationist powers under the new colonial master. For true historians or chroniclers like Joaquin and the novelist Sionil Jose, men like Aguinaldo & Paterno represents the worst traitors against the people. No wonder Aguinaldo masterminded Luna's assassination and Bonifacio's execution.

For Joaquin there's two, even three sides, to history. He wrote that instead of extolling Bonifacio as a champion of the masses, a genuine martyr - we need to learned too about his little-known conceit of wanting to spearhead a political mass that aspires to govern the land, when he's very ill-prepared, he retreated to Cavite after the failed uprising and wants to be treated as royalty, and he in fact sordidly lost the Katipunan revolution. Whereas Aguinaldo achieved a real victory against the Spanish and if he was resolute enough to kill all of them, including the hated frailes, he could've achieved  consummate liberty for the land.

An "intrigue" surrounding Luna's life was wisely absented from this biopic - either from ignorance or in deference to the powers that be. Its the tale of Luna's safekeeping of the "Philippine Treasury" - in short the taxes and other moneys collected from the people which has to be carried away to where the fledgling and fleeing government finds a safe but temporary harbor. This treasure was told to have been left secretly in the safekeeping of Isidra Co Huang Co, rumored to be Luna's paramour. Isidra is a Chinese mestiza and very deft with money. She never married but it was told she borne a child that when you put A and B together, logically is fathered by Luna. Isidra, after Luna's death, has not returned the money to the proper authorities - for who is the proper authority anyhow at that time, a new colonial master that slaughters 200,000+ Filipinos, or the Filipino traitors who were under house arrest? Isidra's skill in using the lost treasury as capital enabled her to owned several hundreds of hectares of farmlands, soon converted into a sugar hacienda.

If the real story and all parts of it are revealed, Luna's short life is truly storied....

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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #26 on: Sep 17, 2015 at 03:01 PM »
Rizza Hontiveros, CNN Philippines did an interview/show last night,
i did not see it whole but only caught some parts...

http://cnnphilippines.com/videos/2015/09/17/News.PH-Heneral-Luna-Part-1.html
http://cnnphilippines.com/videos/2015/09/17/News.PH-Heneral-Luna-Part-2---Web-only-exclusive.html
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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #27 on: Sep 17, 2015 at 04:02 PM »
This treasure was told to have been left secretly in the safekeeping of Isidra Co Huang Co, rumored to be Luna's paramour. Isidra is a Chinese mestiza and very deft with money. She never married but it was told she borne a child that when you put A and B together, logically is fathered by Luna. Isidra, after Luna's death, has not returned the money to the proper authorities - for who is the proper authority anyhow at that time, a new colonial master that slaughters 200,000+ Filipinos, or the Filipino traitors who were under house arrest? Isidra's skill in using the lost treasury as capital enabled her to owned several hundreds of hectares of farmlands, soon converted into a sugar hacienda.

If the real story and all parts of it are revealed, Luna's short life is truly storied....

antonio cojuangco sr. (lolo sa tuhod ni tonyboy) - yan daw ang anak ni luna at ysidra
(then inampon na lang ni melicio, utol ni ysidra)

therefore, kung ndi naassasinate si Heneral Luna, walang PLDT, San Miguel, UCPB at hacienda...
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Re: Jerrold Tarog's Heneral Luna
« Reply #28 on: Sep 17, 2015 at 04:03 PM »
Wow 9.1 at IMDB:


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4944352/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Haven't watched it yet, mukhang mapapanood ako sa weekend

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« Reply #29 on: Sep 17, 2015 at 04:58 PM »

Haven't watched it yet, mukhang mapapanood ako sa weekend

Is it still available? planning to catch it over the weekend too.
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